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The Singapore Management University (Abbreviation: SMU; Chinese: 新加坡管理大学; Malay: Universiti Pengurusan Singapura; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் நிர்வாக பல்கலைக்கழகம்) was officially incorporated on 12 January 2000, and was Singapore's first autonomous government-funded university. The Singapore Management University (SMU) is also the first and only National Business University of Singapore specially dedicated to Business and Management.

The Singapore Management University is located at the heart of the city. It is home to some 8,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students and comprises six Schools offering undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programmes in Business Management, Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems Management, Law and the Social Sciences. The University has nearly 30 research institutes and centres of excellence, and customised corporate training and lifelong learning for individuals are available through the university’s professional and executive development programmes.

SMU firmly believes in the importance of values such as Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Collegiality, Leadership, and Excellence. SMU distinguishes itself from other universities in the region by giving students a holistic undergraduate education that comprises an out-of-classroom values-based programme which aims to define, prepare, and inspire SMU students to be their best for others and themselves. Combined with the university's highly interactive and engaging pedagogy, students are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks' internship and 80 hours' community service either locally or overseas before graduating.

SMU is one of the youngest universities to receive accreditation from the oldest global accrediting body, AACSB International. SMU is accredited for both its business and accounting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. SMU's Lee Kong Chian School of Business is one of the youngest in the world to be EQUIS—accredited for five years. Awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the accreditation covers all programmes offered by the LKCSB from the undergraduate degree up to the PhD level.

Course Name:MBAMaster of Science In InnovationBachelor of Business AdministrationBachelor of AccountancyBachelor of Science ( Economics)Bachelor of Law (L.L. B)
Duration:12 Months12 Months4 Years4 Years4 Years4 Years
Affiliation:
Fees: S$ 60,990S$42,586S$37,430S$37,430S$37,830S$39,920
Seats:
Eligibility:

Strong emphasis on the strength of candidates' professional accomplishments and demonstrated leadership potential.

Minimum work experience requirement of 2 years.

Strong interpersonal skills and an international outlook who can work in diverse groups, a prerequisite for being a leader in today's globalized world.

GMAT or GRE (revised General Test taken on or after 1 Aug 2011)

Essays (2)

Recommendation forms (2)

Resume

Transcripts

TOEFL or IELTS (if one’s degree was not taught in English)

An undergraduate bachelor’s degree

GMAT, GRE or Online SMU Admissions Test. (GMAT institution code F8D-7V- 97)

Citizen, PR and all nationalities residing in Singapore. International students will need to obtain visa like the Employment pass, Dependent's pass etc before moving to Singapore. Those without these visas will have to apply the full-time track to be eligible for Student's Pass.

Admission interviews will be conducted for shortlisted candidates.

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Mode of Learning:RegularRegularRegularRegularRegularRegular
Course Category:Post GraduationPost GraduationUnder graduationUnder graduationUnder graduationUnder graduation
Salient Features:

SMU MBA focuses on training Asia’s next generation of business leaders who can think, decide and act in a complex environment. Its unique curriculum raises the level of analytical skills as well as negotiation, leadership and communication skills – assets much desired by employers. A world-class faculty renowned for its teaching excellence and mentorship, peer engagement with a diverse student body, and networking opportunities with industry business leaders provide an enriching learning experience. Its accelerated schedule is centred around the busy executive. Our full-time programme can be completed in 12 months. Our part-time programme is conducted on weekday evenings and some weekends and can be completed in 18 months.

Purpose-built over 4.5 hectares of prime Singapore land, SMU's campus is the first of its kind – designed, integrated and constructed in the heart of a fully developed cityscape.

Surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and a range of retail outlets, planning and development of the SMU campus involved a broad spectrum of professional, community, civic and public groups who together were intent are on creating a unique city campus directed towards the challenges of the new millennium, and yet connected to the historical origins of this important district.

The campus comprises six buildings – the Administration Building, the Li Ka Shing Library and four buildings to house the six schools. The buildings between Bras Basah and Stamford Roads are fronted by trees, with the park landscape of the Campus Green right in the centre, and have glazed facades shaded by a veil of plants growing at each storey. In January 2014, it was announced that a new School of Law building, including the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library and David Marshall Moot Court, will be built at the corner of Armenian Street and Fort Canning Link, and is slated for completion in 2017.

The campus has porous structures that engage the surroundings with open courtyards and free-flowing walkways and allow for an easy and natural integration with activities of the city. The campus design and structure reflect and support the character of SMU's curriculum and its style of teaching.

The SMU campus offers an open environment in the heart of Singapore, with the ground floor of the buildings and the underground Concourse freely accessible to the public. It also has many street-level linkages and has a direct connection to the Bras Basah MRT station beneath SMU's University Square.

1. LEARNING + SHARING

2. GLOBAL EXPOSURE

3. INTERNSHIPS

4 STRONG EMPLOYEMENT OUTCOMES

5 INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM

6 DOUBLE DEGREE & SECOND MAJORS

7 TEACHING EXCELLENCE

 

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In a short span of time, the SMU team has built a highly focused and successful university that delivers excellence in research and education aligned with business needs. SMU's vision and mission have been clearly defined, and the University has received generous support from the Singapore government, corporate and philanthropic community. Based on the quality of our graduates and our commitment to market-driven research, SMU is confident to be one of the best universities in Asia and the world.

SMU is distinctive for its clear commitment to a liberal, broad-based education. We have learnt extensively from world-class institutions, including the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which we were modelled upon. SMU has since built its own strong foundation and developed our distinctive model of education. The new challenge for SMU is to develop leadership and become a leader in the academic world.

Being young and not burdened by legacy, we have the opportunity at SMU to build and enhance interdisciplinary research and education. This is almost revolutionary in the university world. SMU has shown outstanding capability in teaching and will develop the rigour of our research and the application of it in the community. Situated in Singapore, in the heart of one of the most rapidly and dynamically changing regions on earth, SMU is uniquely well-positioned to be the University that integrates all the necessary elements that can help the business community. As our research effort centres on the core interdisciplinary themes relevant to Asia, we are in the ideal position to enrich the world with ideas.

Character-building is integral to the SMU education. We constantly emphasise community volunteerism to our students. This way, we are inculcating the value of giving back to society so that SMU graduates will carry the values of corporate social responsibility through into the corporate world. We also bear the responsibility to translate the results of our research to serve even more businesses, governments and non-profit organisations in the region.

In the face of an ever-changing environment, our sense of identity is a valuable asset. Since the beginning, we have been associated with a personality distinctive from the rest in the education sector. I welcome you to experience for yourselves the unique SMU experience as we move forward to continue the history making of SMU for the next decade.

 

Professor Arnoud De Meyer

President

Singapore Management University

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